What is Vein Disease and How Can I Manage It?

If you have ever noticed visible veins on your legs, you’ve probably wondered how they may affect your health and if they will affect your day-to-day existence. At Summit Skin and Vein Care, we do all we can to clear up any confusion or misinformation and answer any questions you may have about the subject.

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The 3Ws of Vein Health

The 3Ws of Vein Health

The 3Ws of Vein Health

At Summit Skin & Vein Care, our goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients through the treatment of challenging vein conditions and educating patients on preventative lifestyle choices. We believe in teaching the 3Ws as the key to keeping healthy veins:

    • Water
    • Walking
    • Wearing Compression Pants

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Manage Your Stress for Better Vein Health

You’ve probably heard that stress can put a serious strain on your health. Did you know that chronic stress can affect your veins? The more you manage your stress, the better chance you have of managing your vein health.  [Read more…]

Safe Exercises for Varicose Veins

If you have an active lifestyle, varicose veins can slow you down. What can you do when you don’t want to cut exercise out of your life but you also want to keep your varicose veins from getting worse? Here are some safe exercises for people with varicose or spider veins: [Read more…]

Free Vein Screening Open House!

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Summit Skin & Vein Care is hosting a free vein screening open house! Join us for useful vein and skin care information, a complimentary Swag Box, and the chance to win a door prize.

Our event will be held Tuesday, September 29th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 3521 NE Ralph Powell Road, Suite C,  Lee’s Summit, Missouri. E-mail your RSVP to Christy at m31288@att.net by Friday, September 25th.

 Vein And Leg Health

The goal of our open house is to help you learn more about your vein and leg health. If you have experienced various symptoms related to vein disease, come in for a free vein screening from our professionals. Some symptoms of vein disease include:

  • Tired, heavy or restless legs
  • Aching, burning, or cramping sensation
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Sores or ulcers on lower leg(s)
  • Discoloration of the skin at ankle(s) & leg(s)

Why get a free vein screening?

If you have experienced any of the above symptoms, or have noticed the appearance of spider or varicose veins on your legs, we recommend getting a vein screening to learn more about your vein health. There are six stages of vein disease. If left untreated, your vein problems could progress to stages five or six.

Stage 1 – Spider Veins. Spider veins are small thin blood vessels close to the surface of the skin and typically have a dark, spindly appearance. Spider veins are more common in women than in men.

Stage 2 – Varicose Veins. Varicose veins have a protruding, rope-like appearance. About 75% of people with varicose veins have symptoms bad enough to interfere with their daily lives. Common symptoms include burning, numbness, itchiness, aching, and swelling in the legs.

Stage 3 – Edema. Swelling of the legs, known as edema, occurs as vein diseases progress without treatment. Backflow of the veins prevents the body from absorbing fluid, which leads to this uncomfortable swelling.

Stage 4 – Skin Discoloration. Venous congestion increases as vein disease progresses. This leads to discoloration in the skin to a reddish-brown or white color.

Stage 5 – Skin Changes with Healed Ulceration. An ulceration often develops with vein disease. With stage 5, an ulceration is not too difficult to treat, but will require treatment to provide relief from uncomfortable symptoms.

Stage 6 – Skin Changes with Active Ulceration. Venous ulcers occur in this stage because of malfunctioning venous valves. Venous ulcers can become chronic, painful problems if you do not get treatment. Symptoms at this point will only continue to worsen.

We want to help you achieve better vein health. Join us for snacks, gifts, & information about varicose veins. E-mail your RSVP to Christy at m31288@att.net by Friday, September 25th


*Free Vein Screenings are always available Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

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